Torrey Taralli is a social media marketing ninja who created this fun cover letter video, which he posted on YouTube. I thought it was pretty cool and that Job Loungers might enjoy it.
Here's the note Torrey wrote to me:
I wanted to share a video cover letter I put together this week. I'm applying for a Community Manager job at Carrot Creative, a full-service social media agency. The job post basically asked that applicants not send boring cover letters. They want something interesting that will get their attention and show the applicant's personality.
I put together this stop-motion video using carrots. After about 12 hours of work, over 300 carrots, and 2 orange hands, I came up with this. It's already received over 70 hits on YouTube in the first 24 hours.
With this job market you have to do extra work to stand out from the rest of the applicants. It would be really helpful if you tweeted this or blogged about it because the more attention this video receives the better it will cement the idea that I'm someone who can take an idea from concept to creation and finally to the public.
Thanks, Torrey, for sharing this with us here in the Job Lounge. And good luck with your job application at Carrot Creative!